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The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Jan. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown. With the official start of the tax...

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

IRS is recalling 46,000 workers _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay

Jan. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS is recalling 46,000 workers — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay.

Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

Jan. 13, 2019 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington...

Ex-tax preparer admits to filing nearly 100 false returns

Jan. 11, 2019 9:28 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A onetime St. Louis County tax preparer who admitted to filing nearly 100 false returns has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rennell Mace entered the plea Wednesday. It says he filed returns with false wage amounts to claim earned income tax...

Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he 'stokes fear'

Jan. 8, 2019 11:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths...

Trump heads to TV, border as fed workers face paycheck sting

Jan. 7, 2019 10:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers...

Administration: Government shutdown won't delay tax refunds

Jan. 7, 2019 9:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers who are owed refunds will be paid on time, despite the government shutdown that has closed many federal agencies, a Trump administration official said Monday as concern mounted over the risk that the payments could be delayed. The acting director of the White House budget...

The Latest: Democrats seek equal airtime after Trump speech

Jan. 7, 2019 8:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say Democrats should be given equal airtime after TV networks air President Donald Trump's scheduled address to the nation Tuesday night. The Democratic...

Trump says 'not much headway' in talks as shutdown drags on

Jan. 5, 2019 11:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks to reopen the government without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump tweeted: "Not much headway made today." The president later tweeted that he...